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    2020 Best Colleges Rankings


    Top Rankings

    U.S. News & World Report takes into account graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rates, alumni giving and peer assessment to rank the Best Colleges. See how the University of Central Florida measures up against other universities in the nation.

    No. 16 Most Innovative University in the Nation
    No. 49 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
    No. 50 in Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects
    No. 64 in First-Year Experiences
    No. 70 for Top Performers on Social Mobility
    No. 77 for Ethnic Diversity of Student Body
    No. 79 in Top Public Schools
    No. 83 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
    No. 121 in Best Colleges for Veterans
    No. 154 in Best Value Schools
    No. 166 in National Universities
    “A+ Schools for B Students”

    Charge On

    Is a commitment to do extraordinary things.

    Read more about what drives us.

    2020 Best Online Programs Rankings

    UCF’s online programs are ranked, as some of the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are based on the publication’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, which assess schools based on student engagement, online learning technologies and support, faculty credentials and training, and the program’s reputation among other universities.

    No. 12 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans
    No. 16 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
    No. 17 in Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
    No. 31 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

    Best Online Bachelor's Degree - U.S. News & World Report 2020

    Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2020
    UCF is ranked No. 16 in Best Online Undergraduate Programs in the Nation. Using indicators of academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks regionally accredited colleges and universities.

    Best Online Veterans Bachelors Degree - U.S. News & World Report 2020

    Top 15 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans in 2020
    U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Central Florida as one of the best online bachelor’s degree programs that help veterans reduce the cost of school.

    2019 Graduate School Rankings

    University of Central Florida is one of more than 800 institutions with graduate schools surveyed by U.S. News on an annual basis.

    2019 Best Global Universities Rankings

    U.S. News ranked universities around the world based on their academic research & reputation.

    #221 Engineering
    #249 Social Sciences and Public Health
    #304 Materials Science
    #364 Physics
    #397 Chemistry
    #486 Best Global Universities
    #593 Clinical Medicine

    Thirteen colleges. Unlimited possibilities.

    At UCF, we offer an array of academic options for just about every interest. Check out our 220+ degree programs, award-winning faculty and groundbreaking research. You’ll quickly discover all there is to experience and get inspired by at one of the nation’s largest universities.

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